Another Earthquake Swarm Hits Iran

A USGS small globe showing May 1, 2013 7.8 EQ in Iran

May 2013 on-going earthquakes in Southern Iran – USGS

In the early morning hours on May 11, 2013 and one month after a 7.8 quake struck the region, a 6.2 magnitude earthquake started a swarm of quakes in Minab, Iran. Following the 6.2 quake, 31 earthquakes struck in Minab and the surrounding area on May 11 – 12. All of the quakes were between 4.3 and 5.6 in magnitude.

A map of Iran earthquake on May11, 2103

Iran earthquake May 11, 2013 strikes near Saudi Arabia, Bahrain

Increase In Quakes Worldwide

Iran wasn’t the only place to experience large earthquakes on May 11 – 12, 2013.

  • 6.5 Neiafu, Tonga
  • 5.2 La Gomera, Guatemala
  • 5.4 &¬†5.6 Diego de Almagro, Chile
  • 4.7 Sabratah, Libya
  • 5.7 Amukta Island, Alaska
  • 5.6 Shikotan, Russia
  • 4.7 Galapagos¬†Triple¬†Junction Region
  • 4.8 Sary-Tash, Kyrgyzstan
  • 4.8 Panguna, Papua New Guinea

And these are just the big ones off a very long list…..